Rustyham (1754) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is very malty with only a slight presence of smoke, and that’s a good thing. It really seems like the ingredients were smoked instead of smokiness being added after the fact. It’s very thick and syrupy and surprisingly sweet. Very fun to drink, and really fulfilling. Bottle from Grace’s Plaza Wine and Spirits, Nashville, tN
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a small head. Chocolate and leather in the aroma with hints of breakfast meats and smoke. Initial smoke malts then a bit of cocoa and cherry wood followed by a decent hops presence. Intense and smooth, very good.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a dark black, not much head. Big and hammy aroma, peat bog, campfire. A touch sweet. Firey and smokey flavor, rather fruity smoke character. Full body with a bit of carbonic acid in the finish. Ash.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks ben! sick smoky aroma of wet burning pine and milk chocolate. amazing. reddish brown. has a smoky chipotle edge, rich smoke throughout, wonderful.
riversideAK (5692) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big strong smokey leathery nose. Beef jerky and chocolate, definite smoked wood aspects too. Dark brown pour, beige foam on top, dark red hues underneath. Nice looking beer. Ashy smokey alcoholic flavors. Definitely full of smoke, dark sweet chocolate, salty smokey notes. A little sharp and hot. If it was less boozy and hot itd be awesome. Its solid and enjoyable. Lingering sweet and smokey but also alcohol.
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 355ml. Courtesy of Saarlander. It pours a pitch black beer with a nicely remainig lacing creamy beige head. The aroma is nice, complex, remarkably smoky with cherry, faint manure and leather (not horse blanket!) showing up. The nose is a bit dissapointing. I definitely prefer the taste. Beautiful lacework. Rich, chocolatey, smoky and indeed reminiscent of a wood-fired pizza. The 93 IBUs are hardly noticeable. Great long smoky finish with hardly any residual sugars. Big thanks Aaron for this one!
MadIndian (2499) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In my quest to drink a beer from every U.S state, I had Alabama John growler a few top rated southern beers for me for his trip back north. Brown pour with a coffee and smoked beef aroma. The taste was roasted malts, and sweet malts and coffee. Alittle sugary but filling. Really good.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This stuff is legit. Aroma like delicious smokey barbecue and molasses. Flavor is rich yet not sweet; very savory with cocoa and light coffee. Dynamite
nickd717 (3592) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mamacita in Nashville. I love the Johnny Cash reference in the name of this beer: "a beer named Sue." Pours pretty much black and slightly viscous with a small tan head. Aroma is excellent - smoky and even a little bacony with roast, coffee, and dark chocolate. Flavor is similar to the aroma and also great. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, and caramel all come through. Smoked bacon or ham is prominent as well. Medium-full bodied with low carbonation and a slick mouthfeel. Glad I got to try this beer. Definitely one of my favorites from my long weekend in Nashville.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Bottle from Trade with Suttree: Complex aroma of smoke, chocolate, light wood, light peat, slight smoked meat, slight tobacco, slight coffee, and roasted malt. Poured very dark brown (almost black) in color with a small, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Complex flavor is slightly sweet, and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, slight peat, light wood, hops, slight tar, slight smoked meat, light bitter coffee, ash, and a hint of pine. Medium to full body. Slightly viscous, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, smoke, hops, ash, slight tar, and slight pine finish is dry. 9.1%ABV is completely hidden throughout.